The European Union this week failed to end the widespread use of glyphosate - an active ingredient in Monsanto weedkiller Roundup. DR JONATHAN LATHAM argues that the setback proves that the strategy of fighting for a ban on one dangerous chemical at a time, relied on by environmentalists, has failed.
MOLLY SCOTT CATO, Green MEP for the South West and member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, questions Monsanto's role in the decision by EU countries this week to re-authorise Europe’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate.
Last week, as the UK voted itself out of the European Union, Greenpeace called for another exit strategy - a glyphosate exit plan. Nick Mole from PAN UK explains how we can all get involved in a campaign to ban all pesticides - not just glyphosate - in our towns and cities
The global use of glyphosate has rocketed over the last decade thanks to the introduction of 'Roundup ready' GM crops, writes Vanessa Amaral-Rogers. But since IARC classified the chemical a 'probable carcinogen', and with the spread of resistant superweeds, the tide may finally be turning.
The pesticide industry and regulators have repeatedly misled the public with claims that glyphosate is safe, says Claire Robinson. As a result, Monsanto's Roundup is used by gardeners and local authorities, in school grounds, and in farmers’ fields
Andres Carrasco's research linking a controversial herbicide with birth defects highlighted the potential health dangers posed by GM crop-spraying in Argentina – and led to violence and intimidation for those behind the study